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Help- how can I clean pointe shoes?

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skerrywind Mon 27-Feb-17 10:35:36

Exam coming up, they are grubby. I tried a bicarb paste on a small test patch, left overnight, brushed off, didn't work. Any ideas?

taxi4ballet Mon 27-Feb-17 14:31:01

Dab them all over with calamine lotion, and let it dry before wearing. It takes the shine off, but makes them look a lot cleaner.

There are a few threads about cleaning ballet shoes on the 'Doing Dance' section of

taxi4ballet Mon 27-Feb-17 14:45:10

Forgot to mention - don't calamine the platforms or underneath though, as it can make them slippery.

skerrywind Mon 27-Feb-17 14:53:08

THanks, I'll try that.

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